The one milestone that everyone was hoping to see Avengers: Infinity War achieve has come to pass sooner than expected.
According to a report from The Wrap earlier today, the highly anticipated installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become the highest-grossing comic book movie of all time.
Avengers: Infinity War has now earned more than $1.6 billion since it began screening in theaters three weeks ago, finally surpassing The Avengers (2012) with $1.5 billion in the worldwide box office. It should be noted that the previous record holder was reigning supreme with lifetime earnings, while Avengers: Infinity War just made that and more in the opening weeks.
In addition, the official premiere in China this weekend raked in $200 million and set a record for the highest opening weekend in the country. This record was previously held by Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) with $156 million for a comic book adaptation and Monster Hunter 2 (2018) with $187 million overall.
Avengers: Infinity War was already assessed to become the highest-grossing comic book adaptation in history but with $2 billion in the worldwide box office.
Jurassic World (2015) is the next rung to cross in the all-time ladder with $1.7 billion. Following that will be the challenge to surpass Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) with $2.1 billion, Titanic (1997) with $2.2 billion, and Avatar (2009) with $2.8 billion.
If anything, the culminating installment from Marvel Studios should easily land in the top three grossers of all time with ease.
Avengers: Infinity War has been running in theaters worldwide since April 27, 2018. There is also an untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4, in the works that is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.